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John Worsley

John Worsley, one of 230 convicts transported on the Elphinstone, 06 April 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Worsley
Aliases: Butcher Jack
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1880
Age: 56 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster, Salford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elphinstone
Departure date: 6th April, 1842
Arrival date: 28th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 229 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 65 (34)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Yvonne Edward on 2nd August, 2012 wrote:

John was a gold miner at Dunolly Victoria . He was intoxicated and was hit by a train which killed him. He had two children with Ann Binks who was also a convict .  John born in 1859 and Mary Ann born in 1861.

Convict Changes History

Yvonne Edward on 2nd August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1824-00-00, date of death 1880-00-00, gender m

Yvonne Edward on 23rd July, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Butcher Jack

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